I had just got up and was thinking about heading outside to turn the water onto the side garden when I heard a crack and then a thud. Jeff and I looked at each other and I said "another branch came down". Sure enough, this is what we saw. If I had not procrastinated and sat down in the recliner for a few minutes, I would have been standing right where that branch came down when it did. Thank you Jesus! It did not hit our home or vehicles, but did take out just the corner of my front flowerbed. That should recover though. I am just so thankful that no one was hurt. My grandkids were playing in the front yard yesterday right under that tree. Again, thank you Jesus!
The poor old tree that is in our wonderful neighbor's yard is dying a slow and painful death. Sadly, the branch that came down has provided so much shade for us in the mornings and midday in our living room. The branch did hit the fence hard, but luckily Jeff was able to repair that after he was done cutting the branch apart. He borrowed Uncle Bob's trailer to haul off the smaller parts and now have the bigger pieces stacked in the yard for another friend to come and get. They will use the wood for their campfires this summer.
I felt so bad for our neighbor/friend/hanai sister Shannon. She came home from working a very long shift overnight to see yet another branch from her beloved tree in our yard. She felt awful and told us she could help us clear it up on Wednesday. Jeff told her not to worry, he would take care of it. She insisted on gifting us with dinner out one night. She did not need to do that. We always help each other out with things, but she still insisted. I'm now watching another branch that I can see will most likely be breaking within the next month or so. This poor tree. I love it and hate to see it dying.